FMCSA suspends Hours of Service ahead of major storm


Published by iTrucker at 12 Jul

FMCSA suspends Hours of Service ahead of major storm

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“Trucking companies and owner-operators looking to participate in response efforts in the wake of a major storm heading for the U.S. Gulf Coast will not be subject to federal hours-of-service (HOS) rules, according to regulators.” – According to the article in and  John Gallagher

“The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an emergency declaration on July 11 – good for 30 days – lifting the HOS restrictions for 21 states in the central and southeastern United States. Tropical Storm Barry was expected to make landfall over the central Louisiana coast on July 13, moving north through the Mississippi Valley on July 14, carrying with it a dangerous storm surge and heavy rains.” – Gallagher also wrote in his article 

Read the full story HERE

Source and credits: John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent /

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